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This image I took in Brooklyn at a protest that started at Barclays Center, and, eventually, we started walking and making our way down to Grand Army Plaza.

And, just in general, while I was photographing, I was avoiding people's faces. And this was kind of perfect to me because I do kind of like to stand back and kind of take in my surroundings. But during this day, not only was I taking in my surroundings, but I was also trying to understand my own feelings and my own experience and what's really happening and how it's affecting me.

And so, during our walk, I noticed a few people that were carrying sage, and that spoke pretty loudly to me. When I see sage, when I use sage, it's kind of- the intent is to clear the air of negative energy: to get rid of that negativity, start new, cleanse... And so when I saw people walking around with it, I really wanted to capture a unique moment.

And so, when I went to go grab this photograph, my intention was not to capture the person, the backgrounds, and I accidentally happened... And when I saw it later on my computer, I was like, "Wow, this- this is what really speaks to me right now."

It's kind of like there's two feelings in one image: One that's kind of like, "I'm fed up. I'm angry. I've had enough, and I don't care anymore." And another side which is saying, like, "It's time for something to change. It's time for something new. It's time to clear this air [of] anything negative, and kind of bring that positivity back in. And we don't know how that's gonna happen, but we're gonna to fight for it, basically."

Brooklyn, New York - Jun 07, 2020
Jun 7, 2020
Brooklyn, New York
Brooklyn, New York
Yekaterine Gyadu

Yekaterine Gyadu

This image I took in Brooklyn at a protest that started at Barclays Center, and, eventually, we started walking and making our way down to Grand Army Plaza.

And, just in general, while I was photographing, I was avoiding people's faces. And this was kind of perfect to me because I do kind of like to stand back and kind of take in my surroundings. But during this day, not only was I taking in my surroundings, but I was also trying to understand my own feelings and my own experience and what's really happening and how it's affecting me.

And so, during our walk, I noticed a few people that were carrying sage, and that spoke pretty loudly to me. When I see sage, when I use sage, it's kind of- the intent is to clear the air of negative energy: to get rid of that negativity, start new, cleanse... And so when I saw people walking around with it, I really wanted to capture a unique moment.

And so, when I went to go grab this photograph, my intention was not to capture the person, the backgrounds, and I accidentally happened... And when I saw it later on my computer, I was like, "Wow, this- this is what really speaks to me right now."

It's kind of like there's two feelings in one image: One that's kind of like, "I'm fed up. I'm angry. I've had enough, and I don't care anymore." And another side which is saying, like, "It's time for something to change. It's time for something new. It's time to clear this air [of] anything negative, and kind of bring that positivity back in. And we don't know how that's gonna happen, but we're gonna to fight for it, basically."

Jun 7, 2020
Brooklyn, New York
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Yekaterine Gyadu

@yekaterrrina

Yekaterine Gyadu

Brooklyn, New York - Jun 07, 2020
Yekaterine Gyadu
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